This blog of mine has been a place of healing, learning and vulnerability. Over time it has changed its purpose, become less frenetic and focused more on the small, important things in life.
In addition to my own writing, I follow a number of other blogs. I've been pretty purposeful about it. The writings of some unique and articulate people have given me tremendous pleasure. I follow warriors and witches, peace makers and artists, alcoholics and poets but mostly people just making their way through life the best way they know how.
Blogging offers up a world that would otherwise be inaccessible. Where else could I correspond daily with an Irish photographer, a Welsh nurse, an Indian wife and mom, two sweet women in battle with depression, a fellow HOH, a nurse who bares her soul and so, so many others that enrich my life by putting theirs out into the world?
You all help me figure out where to put the next step, which rung on the ladder I will climb to. I know it's an inside job, but it's nice to have help from various landscapes.
The one thing I have learned as I age, is that it is easy to prop up what I want rather than to be challenged with what I need. Blinders are my enemy.
Thanks for reading, being a cheering squad and for challenging me to do better.
I am a different person than the day I started because I have learned to be grateful.